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Saffire—the Uppity Blues Women: Deluxe Edition

Sassy, brassy, ballsy (wrong gender, I know), funny -- the apt description to encapsulate Saffire -- the Uppity Blues Women. This compilation keeps it real... humorous.

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16 Apr 2006 // 11:00 PM

Matchbook Romance: Voices

Emo-punk band reinvents themselves into moody, orchestral rock, and it works -- for the most part.

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16 Apr 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Presets: Beams

Their songs stand as the direct antithesis to Classical conservatism. Unsophisticated, promiscuous, filthy, and hedonistic, the Presets make dance music so fun it's impossible to resist.

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16 Apr 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Seconds: Kratitude

'Second' band of YYY's Chase and Ex Models' Lehroff takes punk deconstruction to its logical extreme.

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16 Apr 2006 // 11:00 PM

Mimi Fox: Perpetually Hip

Mimi Fox is one of the umpteen jazz musicians you've never heard of who can play their way out of a sealed vault at the bottom of an ocean canyon.

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Dan Treanor and African Wind: Mercy

Instant recommendation for a John Peel memorial library, and just the thing for fans of the BBC's Old Grey Whistle Test, who'll find music as well as nostalgia in this artful Blues/Blues-related miscellany.

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13 Apr 2006 // 11:00 PM

Even 27 years after the fact, Cheap Trick and Dream Police still hold up surprisingly well.

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13 Apr 2006 // 11:00 PM

Cheap Trick: Dream Police

Even 27 years after the fact, Cheap Trick and Dream Police still hold up surprisingly well.

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13 Apr 2006 // 11:00 PM

Cassandra Wilson: Thunderbird

The alt-jazz diva gets T Boned.

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13 Apr 2006 // 11:00 PM

Wilderness: Vessel States

Baltimore's high-flown tyrants release another dose of bombastic post punk.

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Pérez Prado: The Best of Pérez Prado - The Original Mambo No. 5

A compilation of the best slices of mambo magic served up by Pérez Prado. Add sunshine, tequila, frilly sleeves and hot horns; shake vigorously and then serve in a glass with a lightly salted rim. Ay Carumba!

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13 Apr 2006 // 11:00 PM

Thomas Stronen: Pohlitz

Stronen, a prolific young Norwegian jazz drummer, lets the cat out of the bag, style-wise, early on his debut solo LP.

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Drive-By Truckers: A Blessing and a Curse

A Blessing and a Curse continues to distance itself from the Truckers' "Lynyrd Skynyrd with a higher IQ" roots, drawing from both the Replacements and the Rolling Stones for its rock 'n' roll sound.

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The Moore Brothers: Murdered by the Moore Brothers

Staying closely aligned with the guitar and vocal style of their forebears serves the Moore Brothers well on their latest album of pure folk pop songs.

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Tineke Postma: For the Rhythm

Another young star jazz alto saxophonist, in no need of hype, non-routine, spirited, versatile without shallowness, aware of musical roots: another one of an always very select few! And Dutch. And not male.

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12 Apr 2006 // 11:00 PM

Gotan Project: Lunático

If only updating an established style could always be as successful as this.

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The Avett Brothers: Four Thieves Gone: The Robbinsville Sessions

You need to hear The Avett Brothers, but perhaps this album isn't the best place to find your first impression.

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Cobra Killer & Kapajkos: Das Mandolinenorchester

Making kraut haute.

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12 Apr 2006 // 11:00 PM

Canasta: We Were Set Up

Up-and-coming Chicago sextet hops on pop.

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12 Apr 2006 // 11:00 PM

Parts & Labor: Stay Afraid

Think Lightning Bolt's ferocious noise cut through with arena-filling rock melodies... then double it.

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